Birds of the Worldby Les Beletsky, Norman Arlott
Comprehensive, authoritative, and beautifully illustrated, this stunning collection of art and text captures the grace, beauty, and flamboyance of the world's bird features 1,600 original paintings of 1,307 species.See more details below
Comprehensive, authoritative, and beautifully illustrated, this stunning collection of art and text captures the grace, beauty, and flamboyance of the world's bird features 1,600 original paintings of 1,307 species.
Likely to be on the wish lists of bird-lovers everywhere.
Birds of the World rests on a simple, indisputable premise: 'Birds are beautiful animals and many people enjoy watching them.' Beletsky makes this point in the first sentence of his preface and honors it in the ensuing 500 or so pages.
A richly illustrated introduction to various wild birds.
Some books are handsome, others easy to use, and still others, interesting to read. This is all three and more.
A valuable, enjoyable global survey that induces wanderlust and explains in equal measure.
Refreshingly lively... This is a book to browse for enjoyment, not a dry reference tome.
Probably the most attractive, and certainly the most current, overview of the world's bird species.
Jonathan F. Husband
Stands up well to the rest of the competition and deserves praise for its clear organization, wealth of accessible information, handsome and abundant illustrations, and affordability.
For those now inspired enough to want to learn more about the roughly 200 families of birds (10,000 known species), Les Beletsky's Birds of the World provides a spectacular introduction.
- University of British Columbia Press
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- 7.39(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.82(d)
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Expert naturalist Les Beletsky and a team of first-rate artists have produced a bird world overview that is as accurate and informative as it is beautiful.
Kenn Kaufman, author of the Peterson Field Guide to Advanced Birding
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